Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #89

Gentle reader, I crave your indulgence. Last week, I forgot all about the Golden Dozen, … something to do with an historic US election put it clean out of my mind. Fortunately, no-one yet seems to have noticed, and I think I may just have got away with it. So anyway…

Welcome to the very belated 89th of our weekly ( 😳 ish) round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (26th-October – 1st November), together with a hand-picked quintet, mostly courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

How about starting with the most popular blog-posting, and we work our way down? Here goes…

1. “Lemby” answers his critics…………… on Linda Jack’s Lindyloo’s Muze blog.
Lembit picks up the gauntlet.

2. Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #88 on Lib Dem Voice.
The highest spot yet for our weekly round-up. I’ll stop doing the Golden Dozen the day it gets to number one.

3. Conservatives say ill councillor “just gave up”.
on Antony Hook’s blog.
Town Council elections in Dover sound like fun.

4. Brand, Ross and the witch hunt on ‘Costigan Quists’s’ Himmelgarten Café blog.
“this has all the hallmarks of a witch hunt, with tabloids attacking the BBC for daring to trespass onto their territory and political leaders who should know better jumping at the chance of a quick soundbite.”

5. Myths about party membership by Mark Pack on Lib Dem Voice.
In short, don’t panic: a membership of 60,000 isn’t as bad as it seems.

6. ICM and the Liberal Democrats by Mark Pack on Lib Dem Voice.
What would the Lib Dems do without ICM. (Seriously).

7. Three Electoral Commission investigations that could cause trouble for the Conservatives (UPDATED)
by, erm, Mark Pack, on, erm, Lib Dem Voice.
Time for a round of Bad News, Good News, anyone?

And now to the five blog-posts that come highly recommended regardless of the number of Aggregator click-throughs they attracted. And this week, for the second time – and, therefore, I can now say ‘as is traditional’ – we’re using the LibDig widget to select some of the posts from the seven days in question which you’ve most ‘dug’. But, remember, if you want to highlight a Lib Dem blog article published in the past seven days – your own, or someone else’s – using the steam-powered method of e-mail all you have to do is drop me a line at [email protected] (providing the web-link and author, and any tagline comment you care to have published).

8. Why an army of small donors isn’t all good news on Lynne Featherstone’s Parliament and Haringey Diary blog.
The antidote to Obamania.

9. The strange case of the perfectly normal people
on Alix Mortimer’s The People’s Republic of Mortimer blog.
On the strange success of nickclegg.com.

10. “Accidental genius” and the secrets of Barack Obama’s success on Neil Stockley’s blog.
“The gruelling campaign of 2008 has given both candidates plenty of opportunities to tell and to live their stories, so that the voters can work out or, perhaps more accurately, gain an intuitive sense of whom they want to see in the Oval Office.”

11. Today is the day I start subsidising my male peers… on Jo Christie-Smith’s blog.
”As a Liberal I believe in the market and competition; but when the market is not working properly as a result of discrimination then I believe the market needs to be regulated.”

12. Popular TV star attacks Andrew Sachs on Jonathan Calder’s Liberal England blog.
Well, it made me smile out loud anyway.

That’s it for this week. Until the next belated Golden Dozen (#90), that is. Happy blogging.

Featured? Add this to your blog post!
Featured on Liberal Democrat Voice
<a href="https://www.libdemvoice.org/top-of-the-blogs-the-golden-dozen-89-5861.html"><img src="https://www.libdemvoice.org/images/golden-dozen.png" width="200" height="57" alt="Featured on Liberal Democrat Voice" title="Featured on Liberal Democrat Voice" /></a>

Read more by .
This entry was posted in Best of the blogs.
Advert

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarMichael 1 16th Jul - 11:25pm
    @david raw It's the truth that UC was not implemented (or virtually not at all) under the coalition and indeed most of those that went...
  • User AvatarMichael Sammon 16th Jul - 11:22pm
    It was alright. I like Iain and he does speak well of us at times. He is one of the more liberal conservatives and gives...
  • User AvatarMichael Sammon 16th Jul - 11:18pm
    Yes this sounds good. I am pro school uniforms as well by the way. I used to dread non uniform days as a child as...
  • User AvatarMichael 1 16th Jul - 10:30pm
    Actually not really the case @Paul Barker. The key is to look at polls conducted by the same company. They are almost equally divided between...
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 16th Jul - 10:29pm
    @ Michael, Possibly you're right in saying there will only need to be a small pool of reserve labour. Maybe 2%. Perhaps 3%. Could be...
  • User AvatarKatharine Pindar 16th Jul - 10:24pm
    Is our party really 'dominated by a variety of competing and incoherent personal interests', Jayne? (though I am glad of your personal approval, thank you!)....